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Help! My dvd/cd drive is not showing up on my computer


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jneane

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Hi I am new to this forum and would very much like it if someone could give me some direction here.. My cd/dvd rw drive is not showing up on my computer, it only shows drive A and C. it does show in device manager but there is a yellow exclamation mark next to it. i tried to update the driver but nothing happens. my problem is that i deleted my wireless software and now i cannot even get on the internet now. Am I out of luck here? :) Please tell me there is something i can do. I am using a friends computer right now to get some help.
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You might want to read THIS There are three Symptoms/remedies separated by "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"

Your problem appears to fall under the second Symptom description.
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Thanks but that did not work. :) don't know what else to do here. guess there is no other way to connect to the internet without software, which i cannot download cause the drive is not showing. jeez.
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Assuming this is a desktop computer????
Have you opened the case to try and reseat the power and data cable?
Be sure the power is off when you open the case.
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1. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
2. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
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